# FIN630 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion

• Due Date: January 21, 2020
After going through this assignment, the students should be able to:
• Calculate the percentage change in bond prices
• Evaluate the bond on the basis of bond volatility Question:
Bond prices fluctuate in the secondary market just like any other security. The main cause of changes in bond prices is changing interest rates. When interest rates rise, bond prices fall, and when interest rates fall, bond prices rise. However, how much bonds change in price with interest rates depend on different factors. Following are the details of two bonds issued by ABC Company. The company is interested in identifying the impact of interest rates on bond prices so in future better decision could be taken in the best interest of the company and investors.
Bond X:
A 5%, 15 years bond was issued in year 2019. Market rate for such type of bond is 4.5% semi- annually. Coupon payments are made semi-annually and par value is Rs.1, 000
Bond Y:
A 5%, 15 years bond was issued in year 2019. Market rate for such type of bond is 5.5% semi- annually. Coupon payments are made semi-annually and par value is Rs.1, 000
Requirement:
Calculate the bond volatility in each case. What is the impact of increase in interest rate on the bond volatility? You are required to provide complete calculations and working.

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